Gill Willams

Training & Behaviour Director

George Rooke

Head Behaviour Counsellor

Kerry Walker

Beahviour Counsellor

Charlotte Blackburn

Junior Behaviour Counsellor

Gill - Training & Behaviour Director

Gill has owned and trained dogs for over 11years and has a vast experience in working with a range of dog breeds, ages and issues. Although she started as a class instructor Gill now specialises in behaviour modification and in particular, aggression problems. Having rescued and successfully rehabilitated her Old English Sheepdog, Noah, who previously had a history of 8 bites to people, Gill knows exactly what it is like to live with a 'problem dog' and is always prepared to go the extra mile to support you and your dog. Gill has worked with over 3000 dogs and owners during the last 11 years and is one of the most experienced behaviourists in the area, she has a wealth of practical experience with qualifications to match. She no longer works hands on with clients, except in exceptional circumstances, she now spends her time developing the classes and trainers to ensure every customer gets the highest quality of service.


George - Head Behaviour Counsellor

George joined Oakwood in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College. He is now our Head Behaviour Counsellor and Head of Dog Training and is currently taking classes and 121's, along with his own behaviour clients. In his time with Oakwood he has trained over 5000 hours on a professional basis. You will always find George working practically with clients. George has developed extensive experience in dog training during his time with us and is now one of our most sought after trainers. You may have to wait a few weeks to get an appointment with George.

 

 

 

Current Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
  • Dorwest Herbs Advisor with Distinction
  • Extended National Diploma Level 3 in Animal Management - Triple Distinction
  • Certified People First Aider
  • Certified Canine First Aider

Courses Attended 

  • Customer Service - July 2016

Pending Courses


Kerry - Behaviour Counsellor

Kerry joined Oakwood in January 2016 and is working towards her Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training. She has been teaching classes, 121s and working with behaviour clients for over 12 months on a full time basis and as a result has extensive practical experience of working with dogs with behaviour problems.

Current Qualifications

  • Dorwest Herbs Advisor with Distinction
  • Certified People First Aider
  • Certified Canine First Aider

Courses Attended 

  • Customer Service - July 2016
  • Agility Training for Trainers Level 1 & 2

Pending Courses

  • Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training

Charlotte - Junior Behaviour Counsellor

Charlotte joined the training team in March 2020, after volunteering for Oakwood Dog Day School. This gave Charlotte a wealth of practical experience whilst also studying Applied Animal Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College. In October 2019, she graduated with a degree in this very subject and is now taking her own classes and 121 clients!


Curret Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
Diploma Level 3 in Animal Management